Belair

Where is it?: Belair is a southern hills suburb. It is bounded by Gum Grove, Neate Avenue, Grafton Street, Laffers Road, Upper Sturt Road, Cherry Plantation Road, a line NE to Sheoak Road, Sheoak Road and the southern side of the Adelaide-Melbourne Railway line back to Upper Sturt Road and south along Upper Sturt Road to Laffers Road. Belair National Park covers over 50% of the suburb.

Local Council area: City of Mitcham

Natural Resources Management Region: Natural Resources Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges

History: The name gas been the subject of nomenclature controversy, and the verdict is that this important point was christened by Gustave Adolph Ludwig after the birthplace of his wife in the French-owned Island of Martinique in the West Indies. The word means ‘beautiful air’. 

Places to see birds: Belair National Park, Windy Point Recreation Reserve, Lynton Reserve

Total Species Recorded to Date: 139 (non-passerines 75, passerines 64)

Common Species: Adelaide Rosella, Rainbow Lorikeet, Laughing Kookaburra, White-throated Treecreeper, New Holland Honeyeater, Noisy Miner, Yellow-faced Honeyeater, Grey Shrikethrush, Striated Pardalote

Less Common Species: Australasian Darter, Red-rumped Parrot, Crescent Honeyeater, Scarlet Robin

 

Note: This checklist is a guide to the bird species that have been recorded in this local area. We encourage you to record your sightings and add your locality on the checklist and return to Birds SA for inclusion in the Biological Survey of South Australia database.